At twenty-seven, Anne Elliot is no longer young and has few
romantic prospects. Eight years earlier, she had been persuaded by
her friend Lady Russell to break off her engagement to Frederick
Wentworth, a handsome naval captain with neither fortune nor rank.
What happens when they encounter each other again is movingly told
in Jane Austen's last completed novel. Set in the fashionable
societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, Persuasion is a
brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a
love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities.